The Phoenix Coyotes lost in a shootout for the second game in a row on Thursday evening in Detroit. The team will have little time to lament another opportunity wasted. They are right back at it again this evening in Ohio. They take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 5 p.m. MST. The game will not be televised locally.
In today's Tracks we have recaps of last's night's game, other Coyotes news included word on David Schlemko's injury, as well as news from around the NHL.
Coyotes vs. Wings Post Game News
Phoenix Coyotes' Keith Yandle selected to NHL All-Star Game - The Arizona Republic
I think that Sarah writes more about Vrbata than Yandle says it all. Wrong guy going to Ottawa.
Brule Eager for Fresh Start with Coyotes - Phoenix Coyotes - Features
Dave Vest gets you up to speed on the newest member of the Coyotes roster.
Treliving Inducted into CHL's Hall of Fame - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The CHL inducted the Coyotes Assistant GM for his work with the league prior to joining the Coyotes.
Off The Post: Five Positives From First Half of Season - OFF THE POST - A Blog by Luke Lapinski
Coyotes radio host Luke Lapinski with a look at the good stuff at the mid point.
Shane Doan, Monty Python & the Phoenix Coyotes - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
The Coyotes' quest for the Holy Grail, an owner who will keep them in Phoenix.
“No truth whatsoever” to Shane Doan trade rumors, says Coyotes GM - ProHockeyTalk
Shane Doan will not be traded. In other news, you need to breath air and drink water.
NHL All Star Keith Yandle, DannyPicard Captured on Ustream:Keith Yandle - 1/11/12 Radio
Interesting interview with Keith Yandle, discussing shootouts, Bissonnette, and Bryzgalov on 24/7.
Pirates believe recent flaws were an ‘aberration’ - Maine Hockey Journal
Story includes quotes from an unhappy Patrick O'Sullivan.
Pirates Notebook: O'Sullivan keeps his head up - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The quotes in this piece differ significantly from those in Chris Roy's piece linked above.
Gladiators cling to division lead after loss - Gwinnett Daily Post
Greenville inches closer to the Glads in the standings. The two teams play each other again tonight.
CHL: Sundogs acquire O'Nabigon, complete trade with Mavs - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
Almost 2 weeks later, the January 1st trade is officially done with Nathan O'Nabigon joining Arizona.
Stanley cup pays visit to CHL All-Star Game - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
A visit to Phoenix in June doesn't sound like a bad plan either.
News From Around the Hockey World
NHL's designated fighter role is fading – USATODAY.com
Plenty of quotes from GMDM on the issue in this piece from Kevin Allen.
Habs deal Cammalleri to Flames: Let the deconstruction begin. - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Habs send Cammalleri back to Calgary.
Sharks shut out Jets in hard fought battle - Fear The Fin
The Sharks continue to roll. The Pacific division leaders now hold a 6 point lead over the Yotes with 4 games in hand.
Dallas Stars Beat Los Angeles Kings In Shootout, 5-4 - Defending Big D
A 3 point game in the Pacific. Not positive news for Yotes fans.
Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames Game Recap - 01/12/2012
MIkka Kiprusoff outdueled Jonas Hiller in the Flames 1-0 victory last night.
Here is your 2012 NHL All-Star roster - ProHockeyTalk
42 players and 12 rookies will be playing in the exhibition game in Ottawa later this month.
Report: Philly police issue arrest warrant for Winter Classic assault on Rangers fans - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Hopefully this will start to conclude an ugly chapter in WC history. No excuse for the alleged behavior.
Max Talbot elbowed in head by smirking Steve Staios - Broad Street Hockey
More than one thing wrong with this incident. You would think by now both Staios and the Flyers would know better.
Scott Howson Deserves To Be Fired - Hell On Ice
Heck, even people who don't follow the Jackets think Howson is bad at his job.
Wikipeg - Five Awful Things about Winnipeg I Learned from Wikipedia - Battle of California
Megalodon from BOC trolls the Peggers.
San Jose Sharks fans elated by Winnipeg hospitality - Manitoba - CBC News
This story isn't on the city Wiki page, but it should be. Well done Peg. (s/t to Bloge Salming)
Peter Laviolette: 'I'm unfamiliar with the Corsi and Fenwick statistical powers' - Broad Street Hockey
Travis has a hero in Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette who doesn't want to know anything about advanced statistics. On the plus side, there's a link to a fabulous article explaining Corsi for those that do want to know.
The best players to play with at the NHL all-star game - Backhand Shelf
Another great take from Justin Bourne on how good players on bad teams look forward to playing with other all stars at the game...oh yeah, and he wants to be on the line with Keith Yandle.
Fix the All-Star Game voting system; let the fans vote for the team captains - Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It should go without saying that the NHL All-Star Game's voting system is broken, but since it's the point on which this entire blog post is based, I'll say it again: the NHL All-Star game voting system is broken.
All-Star snubs — who’s on your list? | ProHockeyTalk
Mike Smith listed as an All-Star snub.
The Final Howl
Ducks Gameday -- The Pacific Division Lives! - Battle of California
In case you missed this post on Tuesday, Earl Sleek's cartoon is all kinds of awesome.
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